After I updated my desktop to Linux kernel version 5 when I logging in my network would disconnect/reconnect every 15 seconds or so. I wasn’t able to get on the internet. My ethernet cable was plugged directly into my motherboard and I don’t have wifi capabilities.
I had a bit of trouble getting Rider set up initially to handle my dotnet core projects on Manjaro. Rider wouldn’t open the projects complaining about not being able to find SDKs like razor and web. My first stop was Settings->Build, Execution, Deployment->Toolset and Build. I messed around with those settings to no avail.
Pointing to the MSBuild.dll within my dotnet installation seemed to be the kicker, over the one that came with mono. But I also changed my dotnet core executable path to /opt/dotnet/dotnet from /usr/bin/dotnet at the same time. Once I got it working, I didn’t want to mess with it anymore, so here it sits.
I decided it was time to check out Star Citizen for Alpha 3.0. I created an account, paid my money, and downloaded the launcher. I was greeted with this:
Electron! Cool! OK, so what now? I googled around a bit and searched the forum to see if anyone else was experiencing this. Nope, just me.
I tried uninstalling/reinstalling and rebooting in various combinations. I tried it on another computer in my network and it worked normally.
What should have been obvious somehow wasn’t. I went to bed.
With a fresh mind I reviewed the evidence. The error was screaming the answer to me the whole time.
Failed to load resource: net::ERR_CONNECTION REFUSED http://localhost:9000/app/cig-launcher.js
Chrome dev tools were open
All of a sudden it clicked – I’m in development mode! Doing node development on that machine I had set the environment variable NODE_ENV to Development. Removing that environment variable was the solution.
I don’t like typing “nautilus” to open the folder explorer from the terminal. Mac’s “open” command is shorter and makes sense to me. To get the same command in Ubuntu, we just have to add it to bash aliases.
Open up ~/.bash_aliases to be edited. I usually use nano.
Add this line
When using the terminal, to open nautilus in the current folder, you can run this command
open . &
The “&” detaches the process from the terminal and is optional.
I had an issue that came about suddenly while working. Every now and then my cursor would jump to the upper right corner and lock to the taskbar. I couldn’t find any pattern to explain it. I tried:
activating/deactivating the trackpad
swapping my mouse out
cleaning my touchscreen
The issue persisted. I noticed that my touchscreen wasn’t responding, so as a last step, I tried temporarily deactivating my touchscreen. The problem then went away. After a reboot, my touchscreen worked properly and the cursor no longer jumped. I have no explanation as to why, but here is how:
That will give you a list of inputs with IDs. The touchscreen entry should be pretty obvious. Mine is ‘Synaptics Large Touch Screen’. Note the ID. It should be a single or two digit number.
I do this just about every time. I don’t allocate enough drive space that my virtualbox will need. Here’s how I fixed it this time.
I have a windows development box that I allocated 40gb to as a dynamic virtual disk. I chose the “.vmdk” format, which isn’t so straight forward to expand. Had I chosen VDI or VHD, I could have used the “VBoxManage modifyhd” command, but that was a no go. I ended up with this error:
VBoxManage modifyhd windows.dev.vmdk --resize 819290
Progress state: VBOX_E_NOT_SUPPORTED
VBoxManage: error: Resize medium operation for this format is not implemented yet!
What Did Work?
I created a new virtual disk (dynamic) at the size I wanted – 80gb. This time I chose VDI. Then I ran: